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Effective Auditing of Physicians' Documentation

The federal governmentís increasing interest in fraud, waste and abuse heightens the awareness of physician practices, both large and small, of the increasing scrutiny of physician documentation to support billings. In the past, audits are performed and physicians were lectured but all too often little improvement was noted. How can practices efficiently and effectively audit physician services? If we audit and have a bad result, what are the next steps? This educational, on-demand webinar focuses on understanding the regulatory landscape, why the audit process is important, the factors that are important to the audit, documenting the audit and outcomes management.


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Agenda

Understanding the Strong Arm of the Law

  • Why We Monitor and Audit
  • The Risks Associated With Not Having an Effective Auditing Program
  • Recent Governmental Audit Pursuits
  • Repercussions of Inadequate Auditing and Monitoring

Compliance Auditing

  • When Is an Audit Required?
  • How Should an Audit Be Structured?
  • Pinpointing Documentation Issues
  • Documenting Findings - When Does the Lawyer Need to Be Involved?
  • Physician Documentation Short Cuts
  • Auditing Electronic Medical Records - The Dangers of Cutting and Pasting

Addressing and Reporting Findings

  • Assessing the Data for Reporting Purposes
  • What Do We Do Next?
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Nancy L. Freeman

Nancy L. Freeman

Dentons

Nancy Freeman, R.H.I.A., M.B.A., M.H.A.

  • Managing director in SNR Dentonís Health Care Group
  • AHIMA approved ICD-10 CM and ICD-10 PCS trainer
  • More than 25 years of experience serving the health care market as both an administrator and a consultant
  • Concentrates on helping organizations improve their billing and coding compliance
  • Provided consulting services in the accounting industry managing a variety of revenue cycle and compliance projects
  • Managed many types of coding and billing projects or investigations, including inpatient, outpatient, hospital, physician, durable medical equipment and ambulance providers
  • Spoken and published on a variety of coding-related topics
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
Linda Robinson

Linda Robinson

Dentons

Linda Robinson, R.N., CPC

  • SNR Dentonís compliance and coding director
  • Experience as a clinician and certified medical coder for physician and hospital outpatient services
  • Manages projects involving the charge capture process in place for the adequacy of the controls, complete documentation and identifies inefficiencies in the current process
  • Addresses complex government regulations with operational solutions
  • Manages compliance and medical record reviews
  • Assists clinical research programs with preparing for American College of Surgeons, National Cancer Institute and Institutional Review Board audits
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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